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Here’s How to Make Hogwarts Legacy Even Better-Looking on PC

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Avalanche Software’s Hogwarts Legacy is now available, and we’re here to tell you how you can make the PC version look even better than it does running at max in-game graphics settings.

It’s possible to make the PC version of Hogwarts Legacy look even better visually than it does at max in-game graphics settings simply by performing some minor tweaks. Read ahead to find out what needs to be done.

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How To Improve Visuals In Hogwarts Legacy

Through this hack, you will be able to enable SSGI, a more advanced lighting system that improves both ambient occlusion and indirect lighting. Follow the simple steps below in order to enable it.

  1. Head to the AppData\Local\Hogwarts Legacy\Saved\Config\ folder and open the ‘WindowsNoEditor’ file
  2. Add these lines at the bottom in the order shown below:
    • [SystemSettings]r.SSGI.Enable=1 # Whether to enable SSGI (defaults to 0).
    • r.SSGI.HalfRes=0 # Whether to do SSGI at half resolution (defaults to 0).
    • r.SSGI.Quality=2 # Quality setting to control number of ray shot with SSGI, between 1 and 4 (defaults to 4).

It’s worth noting that enabling SSGI does come at a performance cost. Therefore, you may need to dial down some of the in-game settings in order to improve performance.

Screenshot Comparison (SSGI Off vs SSGI On)

A screenshot comparison showing the game with SSGI disabled and enabled can be seen below.

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Hogwarts Legacy is an action role-playing video game, developed by Avalanche Software and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment under its Portkey Games label, using the Unreal Engine. It is developed by Avalanche Software and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment under the Portkey Games label.

The Harry Potter books and film series, including Fantastic Beasts, served as the inspiration for the Wizarding World universe, in which the game is set. The game is scheduled for release on February 10, 2023 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. The Nintendo Switch version’s release date will be announced at a later time.

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